Dallas lawmaker hoping new bill will help put a stop to backyard pool drownings

As the number of Texas children who have drowned this year ticks toward 100, one Dallas lawmaker is hoping a new bill will persuade people to take potentially lifesaving measures.

State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, drafted a bill for the 2017 legislative session that would provide a tax break for homeowners who purchase and install a perimeter fence or eligible safety cover for their backyard pools.

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